It's the end of week 2 and it's been a good week. I find the juggle of school, work and personal life to be easier and less stressful. This is good news.
Also good news? Readings for my classes are online. Which means no purchased textbook. During the past 2 weeks it has meant printed out articles and stacks of paper to read. Except for the article that was 30 pages long, I didn't print that one out. Since I read and study better in a chair other than my desk chair, reading the electronic copies has been difficult. Until now…
In other good news… I got an ipad this week. Which I'm tremendously excited about. I can now read these required articles and texts online. The school offers e-textbooks too, so starting next semester, no more lugging around textbooks in my backpack. Seriously good news.
With the purchase of a small keyboard to companion with my ipad, I'm feeling completely set up. I toyed with the idea for a long time with getting a laptop. But since I have a computer at home, I didn't want to have two computers and two harddrives. Since starting school, I've seen the ipad/keyboard set up a few times and realized it was the perfect set up for what I needed. Not much storage space, but with the ability to write a paper, read online text and easy peasy to use… it's wonderful!
Weather was quite warm, as far as winter goes. With temps into the mid-50s in the afternoon, I haven't needed all the layers and warm accessories I needed last week. The train commute and walking has been interesting in the drizzling rain, but I'm adaptable and I did just fine. 🙂 It's been nice to adjust to the rhythm of school and work without being snowed on and having to tromp through the slush. Though I'm sure that will happen soon enough.